The Chronicles of Ephesians: Spiritual Gifts

God’s Energy in Dunamis Power

God’s energy is always fully effective and fully flowing in us.

Ephesians 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who IS POWERFULLY ENERGIZING all things after the counsel of his own will:

 1 Cor 12:11  But all these worketh is POWERFULLY ENERGIZING that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing (DISTRIBUTING) to every man severally as he will (COUNSELS)

 Ephesians 3:7  Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the ( ENERGY)of his power.

Colossians 1:29  Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his POWERFUL ENERGY which IS ENERGIZED  in me AS GOD’S POWER OR ABILITY.

His energizing comes in proportion to us walking in His will and is given for us to carry out His will.

The message of universalism or Rob Bell’s message creates Christians whose want to do God’s will is not there since everybody will get saved at the end.

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual gifts are used to take portions of God’s inheritance that we now know as His riches, energize them by means of His dunamis power, and make them visible as riches in the mode of glory through the physical bodies of His saints.

Every saint has spiritual gifts and must find out what they are. Spiritual gifts is what makes the invisible God, visible.

Every believer represents a portion of God’s land or kingdom in the midst of an evil world, where God rules unencumbered and displays His glory effectively through the saint through the means of spiritual gifts as they are powerfully energized through His operations.

 1 Cor 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

 6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh (ENERGIZES) all in all.

·  The Motivational Aspect of the Gifts.

 Romans 12:6 Having then charismatic gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion (Greek “corresponding to the word) of faith;(belonging to faith)

Prophecy is faith in one of its manifestation, this manifestation being in the “the world belonging to faith, or which is produced in the spirit as an expression of faith.

Faith, which produces a rhema word, or the voice of the Holy Spirit,  is the FAITH OF GOD working in us.

The rhema word is a translation of God’s faith into a medium that we can discern, minister externally, and understand.

When we minister the rhema word we are ministering the faith that God Himself has.

Prophecy is God’s faith in the verbal expression of His rhema word, or the voice of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, prophecy is faith, and must be given by faith.

Every spiritual gift is a manifestation of the faith of God. The more that we use them the more that we function in God’s faith.

7  Or ministry, (in the world of ministry) or he that teacheth, in the world of the teaching;

 8  Or he that exhorteth, in the world of exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

Mystery (How We Must Minister)

 1 Cor 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

We are uttering (PROPHETICALLY) God’s wisdom (WILL, WAYS & TIMING) in the sphere of a mystery or with a mystery.

We are dead, and our lives are hid in a mystery state with God.

Our walk in the Spirit allows us to understand the peculiars of the movements, dispositions, and plans of the Holy Spirit within us.  We cannot search out, the mysteries of God in us, but they are revealed by us as we walk in the Spirit.

As they are revealed through us knowledge and understanding is then given. This is called revelation.

We minister out of God’s mysteries within us because our lives now shrouded and hidden with Christ are hid with Him who Himself lives in a mystery form.

 1 Cor 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Not taught in words of human wisdom, but comparing and compounding the spiritual things revealed by God in our spirits with appropriate outward spiritual forms and expressions. This is why Hoy Spirit manifestations are not just good, but important.

1 Cor 13:9  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

Out of a portion we know, and out of that portion we must prophesy leading to more knowing and more prophecy. (From faith into faith).

This is why we must continually step out in faith by the voice of the Holy Spirit, because God functions from faith to faith.

 1 Cor 3:12  For now we see through a glass, darkly ( ainigma); but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

For we all see through a mirror reflecting an enigma.

Enigma: One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable. 2. A perplexing speech or text; a riddle. The Free Dictionary

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

  Ephesians 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

God’s labor, termed as grace takes from His inheritance in us, which is His fullness, reveals it from its mystery form and displays it in segments through us as His riches.

 1 Cor 12:6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Different riches are manifested through the different operations of God.  The operations are effective displays of God’s power through the believer to effectively transfer the riches from inside the believer to the external world in accordance to the specific ministerial circumstances.

The transferred riches, which inside the believer were part of God’s inheritance, not empowered externally by the operations of God are made visible as the glory of God.

Christ’s grace or inward labor must display itself outwardly through the believer’s body as glory.

Praise to God is extracted by this revealed glory in the sphere of the saints.

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Wisdom has to do with God’s will, ways, and timing.  Prudence is carrying out this wisdom “in the Spirit.” God’s labor in us produces His will, His ways, and timing.  Prudence causes us to walk step by step in Christ’s labor.  This is termed to walk in the Spirit.

  Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

 Walk is the word for a military march. If we claim to live in the Spirit, we are ordered to walk in a military march after the voice of the Holy Spirit.

The normal mode of God’s labor in us as we walk in prudence is to produce abundance and superabundance.

In proportion to how we follow Christ’s labor in us in wisdom and prudence is the same proportion we will live in the realm of  “SPIRITUAL AND SOMETIMES MATERIAL” abundance and superabundance.

This is the normal mode of God’s operation.

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